Archive for March 17, 2011

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Objective-C Debugging Aids

Jonathan Rentzsch has tips to avoid retaining self in a blocks and to log information about who is retaining and releasing. I think these would make good macros.

Imperfections.app

Justin Williams:

As a software developer, it’s even worse. I have about 15 apps on my iPhone from great third-party developers and I want to rewrite every single one of them. There is not really anything horrifically wrong with the apps most of the time, but there are the little details missing that drive me nuts or features I’d implement differently.

I know the feeling.

Slow Company

Lucius Kwok:

The idea behind the Slow Company movement is that instead of trying to be the first or to get the most mindshare or market share of any company in your vertical, you try to make something that people genuinely find useful and are willing to pay for it. And instead of trying to woo celebrities and plastering your name all over SXSW, you make something that people like so much that they tell their friends, and it spreads by word of mouth based on how well made it is and how awesomely it solves problems that people have — real problems, not ones that marketers make up.

This is what I’ve tried to do, and these are the kinds of companies I like to buy from.

A Plea for Baked Weblogs

Brent Simmons:

Anyway, I bring this up because I’m tired of slow sites or sites that go dark the very minute I hear about them. It looks to me as if there’s a big missing piece in the ecosystem, and now might be a great time to build that piece. Because, otherwise, it’s not going to get any better.

I think something like WP Super Cache should be built into WordPress. (No, I didn’t find this convincing.)